Saturday, 14 July 2012

What to do with a bag of lemons?

Lemon Cupcakes

I had been given a huge bag of lemons from a friend, so little Miss 5 helped me in the kitchen baking lemon cupcakes.  We tried a new recipe using thickened cream instead of butter for the mixture.  The result?  Yummy, melt in your mouth texture.  To achieve the lemon flavour; we rind and add the juice of one lemon.
Little Miss 5 icing the lemon cupcakes

For our lemon frosting; we used buttercream by creaming together icing sugar and butter.  It is better to use soft butter, if your butter is too hard then pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.  We added a little bit of lemon juice to the buttercream. 

Simple Lemon Cupcake Recipe

  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
Whisk these ingredients together

  • The rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 and 1/2 self rising flour
Add these to the mixture and mix until smooth
Pour into cupcake tins

I cooked mine for 15 minutes at the temperature of 180', keep checking until the tops are golden brown.  This mixture makes around 16 - 18 cupcakes.  Double the amount of ingredients to make double the number of cupcakes.

A very quick and easy to use recipe.

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